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Thomas Mankell REES

(1925-2003)

REES, Thomas Mankell, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Calif., on March 26, 1925; educated in local public schools; B.A., Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif., 1950; attended University of California Law School, 1951; United States Army; lawyer, private practice; president of Compania del Pacifico, a Latin American export firm; member of the California state assembly, 1954-1962; member of the California state senate, 1962-1965; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representatives James Roosevelt, and reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (December 15, 1965-January 3, 1977); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; president, Community Development and Management, San Jose, Calif.; died on December 9, 2003, in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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